Australis Cruising in Patagonia
• Straits of Magellan • Beagle Channel • Tierra del Fuego • Pia Glacier • Cape Horn • Wulaia Bay
This scenic maritime route cruises through the fjords of Tierra del Fuego and highlights the splendour and beauty of Patagonia and some of its most important historical sites. The m/v Stella Australis is being joined in 2018 by a brand new sister-ship, the m/v Ventus Australis. Both are extremely comfortable 210 passenger expedition vessels offering a range of cabin categories, outstanding naturalist guides and superb cuisine. Included are visits to wildlife rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, as well as mystical Wulaia Bay and the legendary Cape Horn. These cruises complement land based Patagonian tours perfectly as they take you to remote and beautiful destinations only reachable by sea!
Day 1: Punta Arenas > Beagle Channel Afternoon embarkation onto your very comfortable cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and in the evening cast off to begin your amazing adventure sailing through the Straits of Magellan heading for the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party with the captain and fellow passengers this evening.
Day 2: Ainsworth Bay > Tucker Inlet Morning excursion to visit a beaver dam and elephant seals. Walk through mystical Magellanic temperate rainforest. Afternoon zodiac ride to spot more penguins.
Day 3: Pia Fiord > Glacier Alley A day of incredible scenery as you navigate the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel, which is famous for its impressive 'Glacier Alley'. Here glaciers tumble from the mountaintops towards the sea.
Day 4: Cape Horn > Wulaia Bay Land at historic Wulaia Bay, just as Charles Darwin did in 1833. This is an area renowned for mesmerising beauty in both vegetation and landscape. Continue to Cape Horn National park, the bottom of South America, where weather permitting you will take an excursion ashore.
Day 5: Ushuaia Arrive Ushuaia this morning and either stay (additional cost) or connect to other cities by air.
• Tailor-made journey • 4 nights' aboard either the M/V Stella Australis or M/V Ventus Australis cruising in a Category B cabin • Transfers and transport • All meals • Open bar • Scheduled excursions on board • Lectures and excursions led by expert naturalist guides • Port Taxes • National Park fees
Pricing (per person) $USD
Departs Select dates during Jan - Apr & Sep - Dec.
Select dates during Jan - Apr & Sep - Dec.
Booking conditions 4 night cruises are available in the reverse direction from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and 8 night extended cruises are available return from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia
4 night cruises are available in the reverse direction from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and 8 night extended cruises are available return from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia